Real-Life Examples of How to Pull Off Victorian Prairie Dresses

Nicole Kliest

The neckline du jour for the last two seasons has decidedly been a high-rise ruffle with Victorian influences. As we're heading out of winter and into spring, we’re already dreaming of wearing what Vogue referred to in its  trend report as the “period pieces” that swept down the runways. Brands like Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, and Gucci experimented with high-impact details like voluminous sleeves and full skirts that for us feel decadently nostalgic.

However, that brings us to the subject of today’s post. How does one pull off said nostalgic dress without looking like they’re a character in a play or an earnest Halloween partygoer? We turned to street style stars and celebs to answer that question, and what we found was that it’s not as difficult as it may seem. See below for examples from the likes of Alexa Chung and Veronika Heilbrunner, and to give your wardrobe a blast from the past, shop our picks at the end.

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